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Modeling Faults Classroom Activity Kit for Earth science and geology makes it easy to visualize how geological faults form.

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Easily visualize how geological faults form using this hands-on activity model kit! Each group of students will create their own multicolored and multilayered landform model. Normal, reverse and strike-slip faults will be simulated and sketched, and the models can then be further inspected to explore the properties of different kinds of faults. Great learning activity provides a unique and inexpensive way for students to investigate the movements of each type of fault. Kit contains detailed procedures and student handouts and valuable Teacher Notes.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models
Asking questions and defining problems

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions
HS-ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Systems and system models
Stability and change

Performance Expectations

HS-LS2-2: Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
HS-LS2-7: Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
HS-LS4-6: Create or revise a simulation to test a solution to mitigate adverse impacts of human activity on biodiversity.
MS-LS1-5: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
MS-LS2-4: Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.